Monday, March 10, 2014
Gary Kessler was named BitSec's forensics training and curriculum development director for the company's Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts offices.
Megan Shore was hired by the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation as grants manager and will direct the organization's grant-making programs. Her previous position was with the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, where she served nine years as Maine Land Trust program manager.
Lauren Ketchum has joined Pierce Atwood LLP as the marketing and business development coordinator. She has spent the previous year working in the firm's Boston office.
At Aetna Life Insurance Company:
Crystal Rowley was hired as a senior long-term disability analyst. She previously worked at Unum as a senior disability benefits specialist.
Cynthia Hutchinson was hired as a long-term disability analyst. She previously worked at The Standard Insurance Company.
Sara Vandeventer was hired as a long-term disability analyst. She has a bachelor's degree from University of New England in American studies with a concentration in women's studies.
Matthew Nixon was hired as a long-term disability analyst. He is a Bowdoin graduate with a degree in chemistry and minor in political science.
Kerrie Kauffman was hired as a long-term disability analyst. She previously worked at Cigna as a long-term disability analyst.
Sean Snow was hired as a short-term disability analyst. She previously worked at The Standard Insurance Company.
Ellen Thiboutot was hired as a short-term disability analyst. She previously worked at Maine Medical Center as a nursing unit assistant.
Christine LaBrecque was hired as a short-term disability analyst. She previously worked at WestPoint Home Inc.
Patsy Jordan-Long was hired as a short-term disability analyst. She previously worked at The Standard Insurance Company.
Elizabeth Holton was hired as a customer service representative. She previously was office manager at Sullivan Multi-family Realty.
Kerry Berry was hired as a customer service representative. She was previously a customer service representative at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Jennie Stockman was hired as a customer service representative. She was previously a customer service specialist at Unum.
Martha Wiley was hired as a customer service representative. She was previously a medical secretary at MPSG-GI Division, a working network of physicians.
Shawn Kennedy was hired as a customer service representative. She previously worked at Spring Harbor Hospital.
Trudi Hart was hired as a customer service representative. She most recently worked as assistant manager at Yankee Candle in Freeport.
Amber Elliot has been promoted to assistant marketing manager in charge of events and communications at Pierce Atwood LLP. She has been with the firm since 2006.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Dr. Eric Schenk has received an honorary degree of fellow from the American College of Osteopathic Internist for excellence in the practice of internal medicine. To qualify for the degree of fellow, a physician must demonstrate continuing professional accomplishments, scholarships and professional activities, including teaching, research and community service.
Gerald Vincenzi, president and CEO of Synernet, received the Regent's Award for the state from the American College of Healthcare Executives at the Northern New England annual meeting. He has more than 25 years of health care experience in consulting, hospital administration and association management.
Becky Downey, network technician at Oxford Networks, has received the Community Service Award from the Independent Telecommuncations Pioneer Association. The award was presented to her for her work on the Christmas for Kids campaign. She has led the campaign for the past nine years, fundraising to ensure children in MSAD 39 receive presents.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Maine recognized Stantec of Scarborough, Kleinschmidt Associates of Pittsfield and Becker Structural Engineers of Portland at the annual Fall Forum and Engineering Excellence Awards program. It is the first step in a national competition for the most innovative engineering project in the country.
Kappa Mapping Inc. of Bangor received the Small Projects award for its project, ''Color Infrared Imagery Makes Accurate Vernal Pool Mapping Possible in Bar Harbor,'' as part of the third annual Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards competition.
Verso Paper Corp. is participating in the Department of Energy's Save Energy Now leader program and has pledged to reduce energy intensity by 25 percent over the next 10 years.
Lisa Sockabasin and Roy Partridge have been named to the board of directors at the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation.
Hope Jacobsen, shareholder and director with Perkins Thompson, has joined the board of trustees at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. She will assist the freestanding doctoral program by focusing on fundraising, board development and long-term sustainability.
The Department of Exercise, Health and Sport Science's Health Fitness Program at the University of Southern Maine has received accreditation in the exercise sciences from the Commission on Accreditation in Allied Health Education Programs. It is the first of its kind in the state, the fourth in New England and one of only 20 programs in the country to receive accreditation.